The Attorney General(AG) has filed an application to invoke the supervisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court for an order of certiorari directed at the High Court, Ho.
The application is for the Supreme Court to quash the orders of the High Court given 23rd December 2020, which placed an injunction against the Hohoe MP-elect, John Peter Amewu from taking his seat.
The AG is also seeking an order to prohibit the High Court from further hearing or conducting proceedings in the said suit.
According to the AG, the High Court has no jurisdiction under Article 33 of the Constitution to entertain a matter in the nature of a parliamentary election petition and to grant any relief(s), interim, interlocutors, or final, available in a parliamentary election commenced under Article 99 and Section 16 of PNDCL 284, Representation of the People’s Law.
The Ho High Court last week placed an interim injunction to restrain the Electoral Commission (EC) from gazetting John Peter Amewu as MP-elect for the Hohoe Constituency.
The Court presided over by Justice George Buadi made the decision after an ex parte application was argued by Tsastsu Tsikata on December 23, 2020.
The legal practitioner insisted that his clients were not given the opportunity to vote in the parliamentary election in the Hohoe constituency which is an infringement on their fundamental human rights.